5 Tips for Great Pumpkin Patch Photos
Pumpkin patches make a great backdrop for Fall family photos. With a few creative tips, you can turn your pumpkin patch photos into memorable photo keepsakes. Here are some tips on how to capture some great photos of your family this year.
1. Stack Them Up
Pumpkins come in all sizes and shapes, get creative with your set up and stack up a line of pumpkins from small to large and add your own little pumpkin at one end. Makes for a cute photo of your little one.
2. Get Low
Crouch down or better yet lay down flat on the ground to get some really unique viewpoints in your shots. Use branches or pumpkin stumps to add depth to your photos and create a nice depth of field perspective.
3. Get Close
Crop in on your subjects. Place them in a pumpkin-heavy area of the patch and really get up-close for your photo. Focus in on your subject’s face so you get a nice, crisp focal point with a orange blurry background from the pumpkins.
4. Pumpkins as Props
You’re in a pumpkin patch…there are free props everywhere! Be sure and use them to your advantage. Have your kids hold a pumpkin, hug a pumpkin, pose next to a pumpkin, lean on a pumpkin, stand on a pumpkin, etc…
5. Get Creative
Want to go beyond the basic snapshot? Try adding an HDR filter to really amp up your images. Post processing can be fun and add some interesting effects to your photography. We love Topaz Aadjust for adding quick HDR effects.
And, don’t forget to share all your pumpkin patch photos in a photo slideshow! ProShow slideshow tools make it easy and fun to create and share photo and video slideshows with the family. Create a free slideshow >>